CEO, Sleep Number; Sleep Editor-at-Large, Thrive Global
Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number® setting 40, average SleepIQ® score 82, is president and chief executive officer of Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR), the sleep innovation leader delivering the best quality sleep through effortless, adjustable comfort and biometric sleep tracking technology.
As CEO of Sleep Number since June 2012, Shelly has combined her passion for delivering increased value to the consumer with her visionary leadership to develop innovative sleep experiences and deliver superior shareholder returns. She has positioned Sleep Number at the intersection of sleep, health, and technology trends, and is a thought leader shaping the growing understanding that sleep is at the center of health and wellness.
After joining the company in April 2007, Shelly served across a wide breadth of executive leadership roles in consumer strategy, sales, marketing and product development, including Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Prior to Sleep Number, Shelly honed her instincts as an expert retailer and brand marketer
during her 25-year tenure at Target Corporation and Macy’s.
Based in Minneapolis, Sleep Number’s 2018 net sales were over $1.5 billion. The company employs more than 4,300 team members and operates over 580 Sleep Number® stores located in all 50 U.S. states.
Shelly is also Sleep Editor-at-Large for Thrive Global – the behavior change media and technology company founded by Arianna Huffington. The Special Section, “Sleep Well by Shelly Ibach,” shares perspectives from opinion leaders, personal experiences, and advice and insights to create a dialogue around the importance of quality sleep.
Shelly serves on the executive committee of the Minnesota Business Partnership, an organization comprised of presidents and CEOs from Minnesota companies focused on further enhancing the region’s quality of life. Shelly has served on the board of trustees for The Goodman Theater, located in Chicago, and as a retail associate advisor for her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
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